- Category : 1883-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (14,15,46,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 1
German composer of operettas and revues, who began as a composer of songs; the first of his many works for the stage was the revue Nur nicht drängeln (Don't Rush) in 1912, followed by his first operetta Der liebe Pepi (The Charming Pepi) in 1913. His most successful works in this form were Ihre Hoheit, die Tänzerin (1919) which achieved almost 700 performances in Berlin alone, Adrienne (1926) and Der goldene Pierrot (1934).
Other successful numbers from his other works include "Was wär' mein Lied, könnt' ich's dir nicht singen" ("What would my song be if I couldn't sing it to you") from Der Page des Königs (The King's Page) (1933) and "Das Branntweinlied" ("The Brandy Song") from Adrienne (1926).
He died on 24 March 1961 in Berlin, aged 77.